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Dean Wilcox rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
The Bone Clocks
by David Mitchell
read in October, 2014
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I love Mitchell's writing. Dense, clever, a fun read.
Dean Wilcox rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
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There is a familiarity to all of Murakami's books - the food, the relationships, the music, the unknown that seems to haunt the central characters. A sense of deja vu, and yet, something not so familiar, something nagging, just out of sight. This one...more
Dean Wilcox rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Book of Leviathan by Peter Blegvad
The Book of Leviathan
by Peter Blegvad
read in July, 2014
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Interesting read that I really wanted to like more. A couple of outstanding pages and then some not so much.
Dean Wilcox rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Never Let Me Go
by Kazuo Ishiguro
read in July, 2014
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This one really grew on me. Seemingly simplistic it opens us to a much more complex narrative. Like Remains of the Day, it has secrets to tell.
Dean Wilcox rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Grace by Daphne A. Brooks
Grace
by Daphne A. Brooks
read in July, 2014
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Like the best of this series this book is a combination of personal obsession, deep research, contemplation and inspiration. And as always - any music writing should drag you away form the page to listen.
Dean Wilcox rated a book 2 of 5 stars
The Holy or the Broken by Alan Light
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The first half is great, then it becomes a discussion of an endless list of covers - ugh.
Dean Wilcox rated a book 4 of 5 stars
A Man Called Destruction by Holly George-Warren
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South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami
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Haunting and lovely.
Dean Wilcox rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
Kafka on the Shore
by Haruki Murakami
read in December, 2008
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Quite a ride. A labyrinth that continues to get more and more complicated as the book progresses. The fact that Vonnegut influenced Murakami makes a great deal of sense. Like Vonnegut’s work this book borders on science fiction or fantasy, but never...more
Dean Wilcox rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
by Haruki Murakami
read in January, 2010
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I enjoyed this in the same way I enjoyed Kafka on the Shore - although I must say I liked Kafka more - perhaps because it was the first Murakami I ever read. Lovely dreamscapes.
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